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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the US role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump's recent decision to pull the United States from the international climate deal reached in Paris was but the latest in a rapid-fire series of moves that would weaken or dismantle federal initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, which scientists say are heating the planet to levels that could have disastrous consequences. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 10, 2017 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Donald Trump's beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn't consider it a problem for the federal government to solve. Trump's recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just his latest...
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In this image taken from video, lobsterman, Tim Pettis, works with his traps on the waterfront Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Portland, Maine. Pettis said that he has seen the effects of climate change in the warming waters he works in and wishes President Donald Trump could feel the same. His comments came on the same day Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Robert Bukaty)
June 02, 2017 - 1:09 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — From coal country to the ports of Maine to the wind farms of the West Coast, Americans react to President Donald Trump's announcement Thursday that he's pulling the country out of the Paris climate accord. ___ WARMING WATERS AND LOSING LOBSTERS Tim Pettis, a Maine lobsterman...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown said he will need Republican's help to renew California's cap-and-trade program, while speaking at the California Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The program, that caps the state's carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits before releasing climate-change gasses, will expire in 2020 if lawmaker don't vote to renew it. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 01, 2017 - 8:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact. "This is an insane move by this president," California...
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President Donald Trump is applauded as he announces that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 01, 2017 - 7:31 pm
President Donald Trump's remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House: Thank you very much. Thank you. I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila. We're closely monitoring the situation...
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Pope Francis arrives at the ILVA steel-making company in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 27, 2017 - 2:32 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers. The visit put a focus on the...
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Pope Francis arrives at the ILVA steel-making company in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 27, 2017 - 4:53 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggle workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed the importance of work in giving people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who would exploit their workers. The visit puts...
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May 24, 2017 - 3:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine, state-run newspapers reported Wednesday, as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels. The Beizao coal mine in Shandong Province will shut down in...
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Vice President Mike Pence tours the Westmoreland Coal Company's Absaloka Mine with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, right, and Senator Steve Daines, second right, on the Crow Indian Reservation near Hardin, Mont., Friday, May 12, 2017. Pence will headline an evening rally in support of Republican Greg Gianforte, who is seeking the state's only congressional seat. (Larry Mayer/Billings Gazette via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 11:05 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana Friday night in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate vying for the state's only seat in the U.S. House. During a rally to draw voters to the polls for a May 25 special election, Pence avoided...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has settled a lawsuit over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case Friday with the Pebble Limited...
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May 10, 2017 - 7:06 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials with Westinghouse Electric Co. say they are making changes at their nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina to improve operations. The State newspaper reported ( http://bit.ly/2qqm3Wi ) company officials told a public meeting Tuesday that the changes should prevent any...
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